Timor Post - 10/06
Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri sent a proposal to Xanana to become President of the Higher Authority that would oversee maritime boundary negotiations and project development on the South Coast.
“I have not nominated Xanana, just submitted a proposal, if Xanana accepts then I will proceed to the President of the Republic to take the oath of the President of the Higher Authority,” called PM Alkatiri.
The proposal from PM Alkatiri will be delivered through the Deputy Prime Minister of Border Delimitation, Agio Perreira, therefore it takes time to get a reply from Xanana.
Minister Agio Perreira on October 4th has left for the Netherlands to continue negotiating with Australia over the maritime boundary disputes.